Anti-bribery and corruption compliance
High standards of ethical behaviour and compliance with laws and regulations are essential to protecting the reputation and long-term success of our business.
We are committed to conducting our activities in a wholly ethical manner, free from any form of bribery or corruption.
Our Global Code of Conduct sets out ethical principles underpinning our values and the way we do business.
The Code includes clear statements regarding our zero tolerance approach to bribery and corruption. This principle is supported by a programme of policies and procedures (the "ABC programme") which apply to all employees of Rolls-Royce, its subsidiaries and controlled joint ventures, wherever they are located.
Our policies and procedures are made available to employees in 21 languages.
The ABC programme is currently under review and will be developed further in the coming months.
Training will be made available in due course and as required.
We are committed to having an environment where anyone can ask questions or raise concerns about business ethics without fear of retaliation.
Our Global Code of Conduct advises anyone who has a question or concern to speak to their manager, a subject matter expert or Local Ethics Officer in the first instance. Employees can also contact the Rolls-Royce Ethics Line.
The Rolls-Royce Ethics Line is an independently managed, confidential online and telephone service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in multiple languages, which employees can use to ask a question or raise a concern about business ethics at Rolls-Royce. This service is also available for use by third parties, such as our customers, suppliers and members of the community. All questions and concerns are registered by the independent organisation, then passed to the Rolls-Royce Ethics team for a response, and if appropriate, an investigation.
The Code states that retaliation against anyone who raises a concern in good faith is not acceptable and could result in disciplinary action.
The Rolls-Royce Ethics team report on matters raised through the Ethics Line to the Ethics Committee.